9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

YouNower of the Year

Live streaming platform YouNow lets users share their talents and experiences in real time, connecting and interacting with fans across the world. Whether they were playing music, live vlogging, or simply hanging out with other YouNowers, these broadcasters did it best this year, earning millions of views in the process.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media on YouNow with influencers, enter the Best Influencer & Celebrity YouNow Campaign Industry Award.


Alabaman Abigail Ross stays true to her motto, “I just wanna make music,” taking to YouNow to live stream herself performing whatever she’s feeling in that moment, whether it’s an original song or a co...
Regularly making the Editor’s Choice selections on YouNow, Diego “Diegosaurs” Navarrette is something of a superstar on the platform, with almost 600K fans and 12M+ total views. The 20-year-old from Co...
Evie Yannakidis
After starting a blog as a student project in her first year at Ryerson University in Toronto, Evie Yannakidis—aka EvieWhy—found that she had a soft spot for sharing her ideas and talents with the worl...
Joel and Monica
“Singing siblings living in Orlando,” Joel and Monica Ortiz take to YouNow to stream their sweetly sung versions of everything from the Backstreet Boys hit “I Want It That Way” to Alessia Cara’s “How F...
Zach Clayton
Zach Clayton is practically internet royalty. The 16-year-old phenom has millions of followers across his social media accounts, but he gravitates heavily to his @BruhItsZach YouNow feed, where he live...
16-year-old Alex White, who goes by the name Snow on his many social media accounts, is perhaps best known for his YouTube reaction videos, which he started posting in June of 2016, quickly gaining ove...


About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.